Little is known of Annie's life.
When the federal census was taken in 1880, Annie was shown to be making her home with her cousin Allen Edward Harbaugh ("The Mountain Poet") in Stewart Township, Fayette County. She likely was staying there temporarily to provide care and assistance for Allen's wife Margaret and their young sons Chauncey (age 1) and William (3 months).
On Thanksgiving Day 1891, at the age of 53, Annie married 42-year-old Harry J. Young (1849- ? ). He was the son of Daniel and Julia Young of Chester County, PA, but a resident of Ohio Pyle at the time of marriage. It was one of two weddings performed that day by justice of the peace R.S. McCrum, and was reported in the Connellsville Courier.
Annie apparently forgave the incident, and proceeded with wedding plans.
Annie and Harry resided in Ohiopyle, Fayette County. A rare old postcard of the world-famous Ohiopyle falls is seen here, set against the backdrop of the "Little Alps of America."
In 1900, when the census again was taken, Annie lived by herself in Ohiopyle, Fayette County. She told census-taker Cyrus Show that she had been married for eight years but had no children. Among her neighbors was her nephew Thomas Newton Leonard and his wife Mary and family.
Harry's whereabouts in 1900 and fate after that are not known.
Connellsville's newspaper reported in November 1903 that Annie had "spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Leonard at Hopwood," Fayette County.
In 1905-1907, Annie was very ill with a case of diabetes and spent much time recuperating in her home on Sherman Avenue, as reported by the newspapers. Sadly, after several years of suffering, she passed away at age 69 on March 17, 1907. A brief obituary in the Connellsville Daily Courier said that "Funeral services were held in the M.E. Church by Rev. Charlesworth of Confluence." Her official death certificate noted that she was "widowed," with Mrs. Isabella Jackson of Ohiopyle providing the details.
Annie is buried near her parents at Irwin Memorial Cemetery (formerly Belle Grove Cemetery) south of Ohiopyle.
Annie is mentioned in the Cooperriders' 1947 book, Harbaugh History.
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